Lessons


DURATION OF LESSON

Usually half an hour per week to start with. 

As the student becomes more advanced, ¾ of an hour or 1 hour is needed, particularly if theory is included.

FEES

Please call Mary on (02) 4782 5517 for current fees.  Fees are usually paid a term in advance, or a half-term in advance. The term is usually 10 weeks, similar to the public school terms.  There are no lessons on public holidays or in school holidays.  Lessons missed by the pupil will be made up if sufficient notice is given, otherwise, missed lessons will have to be paid for.  Credit will be given for lessons cancelled by the teacher.

LOCATION OF LESSONS

Mary’s studio is located at her home at 2/157 Lurline Street Katoomba.  The entrance is the 2nd door down the driveway.  Mary also teaches students in their own home for a small extra charge if it is not too far away, and if the time-table permits. 

AGES TAUGHT

Any age, five years old and above.

STYLE OF MUSIC

Pieces are generally a mixture of classical and popular styles.  Students’ preferences are taken into consideration.

SYLLABUS

Beginners usually commence with Alfred's Lesson Books, supplemented with a number of other well-known songs.  Music theory is also included in the lesson.  When the student is ready, pieces are chosen from the AMEB exam syllabus.  Students can choose the regular AMEB Piano syllabus or the Piano for Leisure syllabus which is easier, and includes a mixture of classical and popular music.  Exams are encouraged but are not compulsory.  Students are also prepared for the AMEB theory, musicianship or music craft exams if required.